Zanjoe Marudo wants to make sure that he won't have to leave 'Banana Nite' when he gets other projects.
Zanjoe Marudo said that the production team of the new Banana Nite
have all agreed to work harder to make sure that they will come up with a fun show. “Siyempre kailangang mag-
adjust kasi nasanay kami ng
once-a-week lang, di ba, na mage
-everyday. So hahaba ang oras ng trabaho, mas mapapagod talaga kami pero nag-usap-usap naman kaming lahat, kasama ‘yung
staff at direktor na tatrabahuhin talaga, kailangang magtiyaga
Although their gag show starts after the late night news program Bandila, Zanjoe pointed out that their very late timeslot gives them the advantage to have more freedom in coming up with concepts for the show. “’Yung show naman namin di naman kami naghahabol na mas maaga, mas nakakagawa kami ng mga gags, jokes na kailangan ipalabas sa ganong oras. Minsan nali-limit ‘yung mga patawa, ‘yung mga segment pag masyadong maaga, e. Ito pag medyo late na, mas matapang.”
Zanjoe had to leave Banana Split when he did Kristine Series in 2010 because of the conflict in schedule. He came back to Banana Split in January 2012. This time, Zanjoe said that he will try his best to fix his schedule so that he will not have to leave the gag show again.
“Gusto ko ito, eh. Gusto ko ang comedy kahit na may project akong drama na matanggap o malalaki, parang hinahanap ng katawan ko. “Dun ako nagiging relax, nagiging komportable. Nakabuo na kami ng barkada talaga. Ang hirap gumawa uli ng show na magsisimula ulit kayo. Ito effortless na ‘yung chemistry.”
The actor revealed that the script for his next teleserye is still being modified. He is slated to team up again with Angel Locsin, whom he worked with in last December’s One More Try. He admitted that he is looking forward to working with Angel again since they will be working on a teleserye this time.
As for movies, Zanjoe confirmed that he will do a movie but didn’t go into details. “Ito na ‘yung masasabing pinakamalaking project na magagawa ko,” he said smiling. “Kini-claim ko na launching ko ‘yon. Ano pa lang, eh, inaayos pa ‘yung makakasama ko at magdi-direk, pero may istorya na.” He added that the movie is slated to come out this year.